Magna Clades Chapter 16They were all together again, it seemed. Diamond's confidence and state of mind had improved since she stepped down as Queen, and she couldn't have been happier since she'd soon be putting her super-strong skin to good use for the first time in years. Yet they still couldn't help but miss their beloved Zirconia and Chalchanthite. At least now, they together would prepare themselves for a larger, more powerful threat should it ever come.
"How ya feel now that you're back with us?" Aquamarine asked Diamond.
The blonde Gem smiled a little bit and responded, "Actually, I feel much better now."
"Good, good." Pearl muttered, still dwelling over this whole debacle. "I hope you're happier for it now."
Garnet craned her neck to see Pearl's melancholy expression. "Are you alright?" the red Gem asked her friend.
The white slender Gem shook her head no. "Who's going to be Queen now? Without Diamond to look after the Chalcopyrite citizens, the Queendom'll fall apart."
"I understand you're concerned
Magna Clades Chapter 15Soon everyone was back at the Mineralis Dimension, intent on finding the Queen Diamond. The Crystal Gems had already met up with her once before they took on Zoisite, and now that he no longer posed a threat to Homo sapiens, they wanted to make absolutely sure Diamond knew this and started thinking for herself again. To them, it was meant to be closure and nothing more.
After strolling through some parts of the Chalcopyrite Queendom, they finally came across the Queen herself. The sparkling blonde Gem was always very beautiful (especially at 7'2"), but in this moment, she was exquisite. She stood imperially before them in a iridescent azure body-hugging dress with transparent sleeves and a five-foot-tall train, wearing a elegantly simplistic platinum crown enriched in tanzanite and vauxite gems. She had been eagerly awaiting them since their last meetup, and now was her chance to express how overjoyed she was to reunite with them at last.
"My fellow sistren!" Diamond cried out with as
Magna Clades Chapter 14He was struggling to grasp it, but somehow he had done it; he had axed two people off the face of the planet, one of whom he had tried to protect. The twelve-year-old boy felt nauseated by this revelation and it looked like he was about to cry. It was very difficult for the remaining Gems to watch, especially Jade and Tanzanite. The former decided to try and console Steven.
"Hey, don't cry." she told him. "I know you didn't mean to kill anybody, but hey! You at least saved humanity from being driven to extinction."
Steven's forlorn expression did not change even a bit. He wanted to crawl into a hole and die. Suddenly, he felt the urge to puke his guts out and did so. It felt like a toxin had at last been expelled from his body and in a short time, he felt better.
"Aww..." Aquamarine groaned in disgust. "That's just sad."
"He's only human, Aqua." Tanzanite said. "Well, half-human anyway. Still, it's in his nature to be erroneous. In fact, aren't we all human?"
"I can't help but find tha